This session occured almost exactly five years after Simon, Keith and Matthew Wfirst played together as "Children of the Drone". A fifth birthday celebration – Vicky made an amazing lemon cake (topped with crystallised wildflowers!) which was distributed with tea during the half-time break of a very enjoyable (if not hugely groundbreaking) session.
Matthew W – saz, acoustic bass guitar, percussion, accordion drone
Simon, having discovered that wireless Internet was available in Oblique House (presumably leaking through from a neighbouring house), made use of this to stream bits of audio he found on this site and elsewhere. What at first sounds like a US telephone error message (a prerecorded woman's voice saying "The number you have dialed is incorrect...") turned out to be something from a "numbers station" site - a recording of a phone-based cryptography key disguised as an inocuous bit of telecom infrastructure. He ended one piece with a strange noise from a field recording made in a tipi in the Haldon Hills (near Exeter) by the wonderfully-named local sound-artist Bad Sector.
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File names encode recording information, as follows: "010605-d2t1x2-2130to2412.mp3" would be excerpt 2 from track 1 of minidisc 2 (running from 21:30 to 24:12 of that track) recorded during the session on 1st June 2005. Sessions are usually in two parts - we fill one disc, stop for tea, and then fill another disc.